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Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming out, including the latest stories on public figures who come out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance shows us all how we can be more accepting with its groundbreaking new PSA campaign.

May 18 2016 3:09 PM

The veteran writer and producer reflects on coming out in his 50s, the need for more HIV-positive representation on television, and his renewed focus on developing meaningful LGBT storylines.

May 17 2016 7:04 AM

Exiting the closet is often a very different experience for varying groups, according to a researcher.

May 12 2016 5:38 AM

Shawn Balentine faces challenges as Hollywood's first out stuntman but is getting support from some well-known actors and industry peers.

May 11 2016 12:06 PM

In this excerpt from lesbian supermodel Patricia Velasquez's memoir, she details her dramatic coming out to her Venezuelan mother.

May 06 2016 6:34 AM
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